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Species: Acer pensylvanicum

(ay'ser pen-sil-vay'ni-kum)

Acer pensylvanicum

Striped Maple; Moosewood

Found on Course Walks

Maples, Beeches and Others, Campus trees walk

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

None Listed

Ornamental Characteristics

Tree < 30 feet

15 - 20'(30') (spread: equal or less)

Deciduous

large shrub or small tree; arching branches and flat or rounded crown

Grows best in at least part shade, in its native range it is an understory plant. Greenish bark on younger plants is variable striped with white. Bark is generally quite ornamental. Large leaves are somewhat unique and can be attractivly pal to golden yellow depending on exposure to direct sunlight, come fall.

Environmental Characteristics

Part shade, Shade

3b

Can tolerate acid to neutral soil (pH 5.0 to 7.4)

small yellow pendulous flowers in late spring; coarse foliage emerges pale green changing to med. green in summer to yellow in fall; young branches have longitudinally striped white and green bark

Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

Relatively trouble-free if sited properly, requiring little to no maintenance. Susceptible to canker under stress. Bark is thin and subject to mower damage.

Bare Root Transplanting


Other

A small understory tree, native to cool, often higher elevation/latitude regions in northeastern North America.

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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